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Oxford United 1-2 Burton Albion

Dominic Knowles

Burton's automatic promotion hopes were boosted with victory at Oxford, whose own aspirations suffered a setback.

Dominic Knowles put Burton ahead after being played in by Zeli Ismail.

Ismail doubled their lead, firing in the rebound after Jimmy Phillips' shot was parried by Ryan Clarke, who soon after saved a Billy Kee penalty.

Oxford rallied and Ryan Williams converted David Connolly's through ball, but James Constable was denied an equaliser when he hit the post.

The result lifted fourth-placed Burton to within two points of the automatic promotion places, with Oxford now six behind the top three.

Line-ups

Oxford Utd

  • 1Clarke
  • 13HuntBooked at 60minsSubstituted forPotterat 82'minutes
  • 3Newey
  • 22Wroe
  • 19Mullins
  • 6Wright
  • 15R Williams
  • 17Rose
  • 9Constable
  • 8KitsonSubstituted forConnollyat 30'minutes
  • 10SmalleySubstituted forRiggat 87'minutesBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 4Raynes
  • 7Rigg
  • 11Potter
  • 18Davies
  • 23Henly
  • 24Connolly
  • 37Ruffels

Burton

  • 1Lainton
  • 2Edwards
  • 14McCrory
  • 8Weir
  • 6SharpsBooked at 51minsSubstituted forHolnessat 71'minutes
  • 25Cansdell-Sherriff
  • 19Ismail
  • 23Palmer
  • 18KnowlesSubstituted forBellat 62'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 29Kee
  • 17PhillipsSubstituted forGrayat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Bell
  • 11MacDonald
  • 16Lyness
  • 20McGurk
  • 21Holness
  • 26Gray
  • 28Symes
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
5,413

Match Stats

Home TeamOxford UtdAway TeamBurton
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Oxford United 1, Burton Albion 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Oxford United 1, Burton Albion 2.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion).

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by David Gray.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Damien McCrory.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. David Gray replaces Jimmy Phillips.

Booking

Lee Bell (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Sean Rigg (Oxford United) is shown the yellow card.

Philip Edwards (Burton Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sean Rigg (Oxford United).

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Sean Rigg replaces Dean Smalley.

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

Marcus Holness (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Oxford United. Alfie Potter replaces David Hunt.

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Matthew Palmer (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Danny Rose (Oxford United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Danny Rose (Oxford United).

Billy Kee (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tom Newey (Oxford United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Zeli Ismail (Burton Albion).

James Constable (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Holness (Burton Albion).

Foul by David Hunt (Oxford United).

Jimmy Phillips (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Oxford United. Conceded by Robert Lainton.

Attempt saved. David Connolly (Oxford United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Tom Newey.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Marcus Holness replaces Ian Sharps because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ian Sharps (Burton Albion) because of an injury.

Foul by James Constable (Oxford United).

Robbie Weir (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Burton Albion. Conceded by Danny Rose.

Nicky Wroe (Oxford United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield351711756332362
2Scunthorpe351516454351961
3Rochdale34187953361761
4Burton35161184035559
5Fleetwood351761249391057
6Oxford Utd351413847331455
7Southend351311114234850
8Plymouth34139123938148
9York351113114138346
10Hartlepool35129144040045
11Newport331111114242044
12Cheltenham341013113945-643
13Morecambe341110133848-1043
14Bristol Rovers341012123334-142
15Dag & Red341012124143-242
16Wimbledon35119153440-642
17Mansfield351012133648-1242
18Wycombe341011133841-341
19Portsmouth35914123748-1141
20Bury33913113838040
21Exeter351010154147-640
22Accrington341010143945-640
23Northampton34810162844-1634
24Torquay3479183152-2130
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